Billy Lee’s Washington

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A musical by Evelyn Swensson starring Matthew Hearn and Lawler Rogers for Revolutionary Weekend 2006 Evelyn Swensson’s newest musical, Billy Lee’s Washington, tells the story of the American Revolution through the eyes of the 18th century’s most famous slave, Billy Lee. This delightful and historically accurate musical will premier at 8:00 pm on Friday, September 29 at …

From Revolution to Republic: The Role of Black Patriots of the 18th Century

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Scholarly Symposium for Revolutionary Weekend 2006 Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bellevue Hall, Bellevue State Park 911 Philadelphia Pike Wilmington, Delaware 19801 RSVP Delaware Humanities Forum (302) 657-0650 Agenda Dr. James Newton, emcee 9:00 a.m.  Registration & coffee 9:15 a.m. Greetings & Introductions. Dr. James Newton, emcee Mayor James Baker, City of Wilmington …

Revolutionary Weekend 2006 – Full Schedule of Events

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Thursday, September 28 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Symposium: “From Revolution to Republic: Black Patriots of the 18th Century” Bellevue Hall, Bellevue State Park. $20 includes Noon buffet. RSVP 302-657-0650 Map/Directions Click here for symposium itinerary 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Revolutionary Pub Night at the Historic Robinson House, Claymont – Invitation only Friday, September 29 2 p.m. – …

History Comes Alive When You Get off I-95

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Celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the March of the Allied French & American troops of the American Revolution through Northern Delaware. Our Revolutionary Weekend is one of nine consecutive celebrations that began in Newport, Rhode Island in July 2005 and will end with Yorktown Days, October 19 – 22, 2006.The Delaware Humanities Forum, in cooperation …

ALONG THE BALTIMORE PIKE IN DELAWARE AUGUST 1781

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What’s the Story? Soon to be designated a National Historic Trail, the W3R (Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route) celebrates & commemorates the allied French & American troops that walked and sailed from Rhode Island to Yorktown, Virginia to defeat British General Cornwallis in October, 1781. Memories of September 11, 1777, the date of the disastrous Battle of …